Any other Sabre fans felling uneasy about what is about to go down @ high noon on July 1, 2009?
Well first off I think it is a complete joke that this week's guest on Sabres Lunch Express is none other than GM Darcy Regier. My first thought probally like most Buffalo Fan's is $#Y%@&%$#. You gotta be kidding me. Shouldn't this guy be earning his paycheck? NHL GM's have three importnant dates on their calenders.
1. Draft Day- Building the foundation for the team's future.
So far not bad on Darcy's Watch
2. Trade Deadline Day- Used to bolster and/or fine tune your team for a cup run.
We all know how that usally goes. ex- Dominic Moore, Bob Corkum to name a few. There have been a few good ones but those appear only when the team is out of it. ex. Briere
3. UFA Day- Filling out your roster with immediate needs of the team.
All we ever seem to sign are serviceable players. I can't remember the last time we went out and gotten a difference maker, a true leader.
I think a few good choices would be:
Jay Mckee- Loves the city & team and will play his heart out for this city. Jay once told me why he changed his number in St. Louis. It wasn't because of the bad luck he had in his first season there. He simply said #74 belongs in Buffalo and when and if i come back then i will wear it again. Darcy it is time to bring # 74 home. For many reasons. 1. he would be great for our young D corp. 2. The fan base would applaud the move. He is loved in WNY. 3. He wants to come back.
Brad May- Yet another fan favorite. But May Day brings 3 important elements to the team. 1. Veteran Leadership, 2. A guy with a cup, to show the young guys what it’s needs to be done to get to the next level. 3. A tough guy who can actually fight & take a regular shift. Plus he is another former Sabre who I know would love to come back here.
Saku Koivu- This is a long shot here. He could more than likely Center a top 2 line here and will play his heart out. A leader in every sense of the word. In my opinion exactly what this team needs a True Leader. No Offense to Craig Rivet. He just seems uncomfortable in his new role.
I guess we will find out 7/1/09 @ 12.00:01 what Darcy is made of. More than likely Not. Who do you think we will get? And be realistic. The Sedins, Hossa, Gaborik, and players of that nature aren’t coming to Buffalo. For the most part I doubt we even call their agents.